Shaun White was born on September 3, 1986 into a family of four. Shaun, the last of the children had by Cathy and Roger White, has two other siblings, a brother named Jesse, and a sister Kari. By the time Shaun reached age one; he had endured six heart operations because of the congenital heart defect he was born with. This didn’t stop Shaun; he followed in his brother’s foot steps while he was younger which led him to his love of snowboarding and skating.
Shaun White was nicknamed Future Boy when he first started competing as a professional. He was only thirteen, but was already pushing the limits of snowboarding, as well as skate boarding. White established a reputation for getting “big air” and tying together snowboarding tricks in ways that had never been done before. In 2003, Shaun was extremely impressive and kept up his reputation at the Winter X Games and every other event he entered. Shaun won the gold medal in the Slopestyle and the SuperPipe and also took the Games' best-athlete award. A month later, Shaun became the youngest snowboarder to win the US Open Slopestyle Championship. Shaun has medaled every year he has participated in the Winter X Games. He currently has 11 medals, seven of which are gold from the Summer and Winter X Games.
White has proven he himself is an adequate role model for kids my age, and much younger than I. Shaun White is many things but most notably he's driven. He holds many of the highest accolades within snowboarding and skateboarding, and at 24, he does not plan on retiring anytime soon. White is an X Games double threat, as he competes in both Summer and Winter X Games, and has medals in both snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as a gold medals from both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Shaun White possesses insane skills and instantly recognizable looks. This deadly combination has made him one of the most recognizable sports figures of his time. White has also encouraged many children...